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When opening a retail store, you may have to make a decision about the flooring being installed. If you are fortunate enough to get to plan the design of the interior of the building, you have quite a few great options to consider. Our blog is all about commercial flooring for retail spaces. You will learn about the different types of flooring available that will help to reduce the amount of noise that is carried through the building, how to find easy to care for flooring and what you can do to make your decision a little easier on your mind and your budget.


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The Perks Of Hardwood Floors

by Vanessa Douglas

There are many ways to remodel your home, but few are as cost effective as installing modular hardwood floors. This is a very affordable home remodel, especially if you do the installation on your own. Modular hardwood floors are also very well-liked because maintenance and cleaning is very affordable and easy. This article explains some of the perks of installing modular hardwood floors.

Easy Installation

If you get a quote for modular floors, but find that they are still out of your price range, you should consider doing the installation on your own. The labor on flooring installation can be a large percentage of the actual bill. If you have a little bit of construction scale and a few basic tools, you can probably install your own modular floor. After all, these floors are designed with easy installation in mind. This is why you can often find them at most home improvement stores. You don't need to be a contractor or flooring expert to handle the installation. Also, if you don't have the necessary power tools, you can probably just rent them.

It is also worth mentioning that the labor for installing modular floors is bound to be less expensive than the labor for installing other types of flooring, like tile or natural stone. In the long run, if you calculate the per-square-footage cost, it is hard to find a product that is more affordable than modular hardwood.

More Flexibility

Modular hardwoods are often made out of composite wood. That is, only the top layer is made out of real hardwood, while the layers underneath are made out of lightweight, cheap composites. Not only does this keep the overall weight and cost of the product down, it also makes it easier to install. These layered planks are definitely more flexible than solid hardwood planks. So, this is a huge advantage if you are installing in an old home where the floor might not be perfectly level or even.

One Drawback

It is also important to mention the fact that modular floors are harder to refinish. Since the top layer of wood is so thin, it is usually impossible to sand off the stain without sanding through the actual top layer of wood. This will expose the composite wood underneath and basically ruin your floor. So, if you do want to update your style, you will just need to install a new product. But this is not a concern if you plan on keeping your floor for a long time.

Since modular floors are affordable, stylish, and easy to maintain, it makes sense that they are such a popular product.